Learning how to read is one of the most important skills children develop. Providing them with necessary tools is imperative if we wish to create lifelong learners. Not only do children need to learn how to identify and use various letters to read increasingly complex texts, but they must also develop a rich vocabulary, make inferences, comprehend various genres, and express themselves through speaking and writing.
The benefits of strong literacy skills extend beyond reading and writing.
A wealth of research supports the link between early literacy skills and long term academic success which ultimately impacts students' likelihood to attend college, have better career opportunities and enhanced productivity in adult life. When a child can't read their chances of becoming homeless increases.
Learning to read is one of the most important skills children develop. Providing them with necessary tools is imperative if we wish to create lifelong learners and set them up for success in life.